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Peppermint Mocha Trio Coffee Flavored Coffee
Peppermint Mocha Trio

(Family Features) - This holiday season families and friends across the country will gather for celebrations, creating home cooked meals that rekindle warm memories of years past. Beginning at Thanksgiving and lasting beyond the New Year, countless meals will be shared, including recipes handed down from generation to generation. Add a new tradition to your holiday festivities and update your recipe box with this versatile hot drink that perks up any party or family get-together.

This sweet, minty recipe for Peppermint Mocha Trio is made with a special flavored coffee blend from Seattle's Best Coffee. It can be served as a traditional espresso mocha, a delicious flavored coffee or a minty hot cocoa treat without coffee that the kids will love.

To make your beverage extra special serve it with similar flavored treats like a chocolate peppermint cookie, a chocolate peppermint biscotti, brownie or chocolate cake, or choose something rich and buttery like shortbread, a cream cheese Danish or cheesecake.

Find more details about Seattle's Best Coffee, cafe locations, roasted coffee varieties and specialty espresso beverages at www.seattlesbest.com.  Seasonal coffees, including SleighBell Blend, Peppermint Mocha Trio and Almond Roca®, are also available for purchase online at www.cooking.com.

The Almond Roca trademark is used under a license from Brown & Haley.

Peppermint Mocha Trio Coffee Flavored Coffee

Ingredients
  • Your favorite holiday mug
  • Seattle's Best Coffee Peppermint Mocha Trio Coffee flavored coffee
  • Half & half
  • Sugar
  • Bittersweet chocolate sauce (the good kind)
  • Whipped cream
  • Crushed peppermint candy

Preparation
    1. Pour freshly brewed coffee into your favorite holiday mug, leaving about an inch of room at the top of the cup.
    2. Stir in sugar and half & half to taste.
    3. Add whipped cream in a swirl on top of the drink.
    4. Drizzle whipped cream with your bittersweet chocolate sauce and sprinkle some crushed peppermint candy on top.

Peppermint Mocha Trio

Ingredients
  • Your favorite holiday mug
  • Creamy steamed milk
  • 2 fresh shots of espresso
  • Frosted mint syrup
  • Bittersweet chocolate sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • Crushed peppermint candy

Preparation
    1. Steam fresh milk for your mocha to 150°F and set aside (you will need it soon).
    2. Place 2 tablespoons bittersweet chocolate sauce and 1.5 tablespoons frosted mint syrup in your favorite holiday coffee mug.
    3. Add 2 fresh shots of espresso to mug.
    4. Stir ingredients together. Once sauce is completely mixed with espresso, add steamed milk.
    5. Leave enough room (about 1/2 inch) at the top of the drink. Add whipped cream in a swirl on top of the drink. Drizzle whipped cream with bittersweet chocolate sauce and sprinkle some crushed peppermint on top.

Notes, Tips & Suggestions

Mint Hot Cocoa variation - Make a minty hot cocoa by leaving out the espresso.

SOURCE: Seattle's Best Coffee


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